Victorious Festival 2019 - Sunday Review

After two glorious days at Victorious Festival we couldn't wait for our final day. With a bittersweet feeling that the end was near, we had a list of things that we wanted to see and do. Of course plans never go the way they want, but we were surprised at how much we managed to tick off our list! This time around we had not only Max's cousins joining us, but nearly the whole family heading down for the day. Because when they say that Victorious is a family festival, they mean it's a family festival as there is something for everyone. 

We started our day by getting the park and ride as usual. It's based at Lakeside North Harbour and is perfect for us as it means that there are no queues on the way out and you don't have to battle through the traffic. It also gives us time to plan our day and work out what we are doing/recap on the day that we have had. We knew that we wanted to spend a bit more time in the kids area, but decided to stop and see some music on the Showcase stage first. This is local talent showcasing their music and Paige Brooker was absolutely fantastic and got everyone dancing. Her drummer was just 12 years old and definitely inspired Max to work harder on his practicing.

After some time in the kids section playing music, playing games and chatting with local businesses, we decided to head to the Common stage and watch some talent. We caught both Fatherson and Laurel who were brilliant and we've since checked out both of them on Spotify and Amazon Music as they were just that good! This year, Victorious opted to run a cup return and after seeing kids carry around cups galore the night before, Max decided to join in and earn himself some pennies to buy some sweet treats. It was a great way to encourage recycling and I can honestly say that I've never seen a cleaner festival site. The teams worked really hard to ensure that the site was safe for everyone.

Sunday was a day of music for us, we had spent the whole of Saturday in the kids arena and had quite a few bands to see on the Sunday, so we spent our time running between all the stages. We have to give a shoutout to The Vaccines, The Futureheads, Razorlight and DJ Yoda for putting on absolutely brilliant sets. The Vaccines were a favourite for Max and I, whilst Scott loved seeing The Futureheads for a bit of teenage nostagia. There's such an eclectic mix of music that really makes this festival for everyone.

The friendly atmosphere continued and adults were more than happy to indulge the kids in a game of football or catch, to dance and sing and generally treat the kids with respect whilst we were waiting between bands. Soon enough the sun was setting on the final day of the best festival of the year and it was time to head to see our headliners, Clean Bandit. An amazing end to the weekend and the perfect festival headliners. The kids and the adults loved singing and dancing along to the hits and the finale fireworks were the perfect accompaniment to our festival farewell. Victorious, we will never fail to love you. Thank you for a perfect weekend!

*Note: We were gifted tickets for the purpose of our review. All opinions are our own.

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